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A horse is a horse of course

3 years 7 months 2 days ago September 23, 2013 Sep 23, 2013 Monday, September 23 2013 September 23, 2013 6:23 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- Farmers and horse owners are gearing up for a fight in the Connecticut Supreme Court over a ruling that horses are dangerous animals. It all started when a horse named Scuppy bit a boy in the face. A lower court came to the conclusion that threw animal lovers for a loop since it said horses are a naturally vicious species. Farmers and horse owners say that classification would make insurance for the animals too expensive and would threaten the state's horse industry. The case was appealed and factions are mobilized for the hearing tomorrow in the state's highest court. The biting incident dates back to 2006 when a boy tried to pet the horse at Glendale Farms in Milford. A lawyer says if the ruling stands, Connecticut would be the first state to call horses dangerous.

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